World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship

June 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2016

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IBJJF is pleased to support integrity in competition, and to announce it has contracted with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (“USADA”) to provide an anti-doping program during the IBJJF World Championships (the “Event”), to be held at the California State University in Long Beach, California, from June 1-5, 2016, a IBJJF sanctioned event. USADA is the independent national anti-doping organization for the United States, and runs the U.S. anti-doping program for the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan-American and Parapan American movements, in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) Code (“Code”). IBJJF has contracted with USADA to demonstrate a commitment to fair, drug-free, and safe competition. Doping of any kind is against the rules of this event, and will not be tolerated. Any violation of the anti-doping rules may result in disqualification and loss of results achieved during the Event, in addition to any consequences that may arise in accordance with USADA’s rules under the WADA Code.

Athletes competing in the Event may be subject to blood and/or urine testing for any substance or method on the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List: http://www.usada.org/prohibited-list/. In addition to testing, USADA is a resource for educational information and will have jurisdiction to handle the results management process. All event participants acknowledge and agree that they are subject to the Code and the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and its Annexes (the “USADA Protocol”), and that they are required to abide by all such rules, and by the anti-doping rules of the participant’s National and International Federation. Anti-doping rule violations will be adjudicated in accordance with the USADA Protocol and/or the anti-doping rules of the participant’s National and International Federation.

As USADA is an independent entity, all athlete questions or concerns regarding details of the anti-doping program at the event should be directed to USADA. In an effort to aid athletes, as well as all support team members such as parents and coaches, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive information on its website regarding the testing process and prohibited substances, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements as well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs. Athletes looking for information about the testing process can start at www.usada.org/athletes. In addition, USADA manages an athlete hotline which may be used to find answers to drug reference questions at (719) 785-2000, toll-free at (866) 601-2632, by email at athleteexpress@usada.org. Athletes may also access this information online at www.GlobalDRO.com. For information about dietary supplements, please visit USADA’s Supplement 411 resource at www.Supplement411.org.

For more general anti-doping program information, please visit www.usada.org.
 

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Relevant Dates

  • Athletes affiliation and
    Academy registration deadline

    May 13th, 2016

    Athletes affiliation and academy registration deadline

    All minors (age 17 and younger), brown and black belt athletes must be properly affiliated for the current year. All tournaments taking place in Brazil require all participating athlete's to be properly affiliated for the current year.

    All academies must be registered in order for its students to register in the competition.

    All the documentation must be sent properly filled and signed as instructed on the e-mail received when soliciting your affiliation online. Minors, Brown and Black belts with pending and/or incorrect documentation won't be able to register for the tournament, as they need to have their request approved first. This rule applies to athlete's of all belt and age ranks who wish to participate in tournaments in Brazil.

    For information about how to become a member or renew your membership please access this page.

    For more information on how to register your academy please access this page.
  • Registration deadline

    May 24th, 2016

    Registration deadline

    We try to accommodate as many athletes as possible in our events, but there is a limit on the number of athletes in order to guarantee a high quality event. THE FEDERATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE REGISTRATION when we reach full capacity, or at midnight event local time on the appointed event registration deadline, whichever comes first.

    We strongly suggest the registration is taken care of, before any travel arrangement's.

  • Athlete correction deadline

    May 25th, 2016

    Athlete correction deadline

    Last day for Athletes to make or request their corrections to ibjjf@ibjjf.com

    Athletes can log in their accounts and edit the registration information. To log in, go to www.ibjjfdb.com and use your e-mail and password.
  • Team correction by professor

    From May 26th, 2016 to May 26th, 2016

    Team correction by professor

    Professors have until the date listed to send the team assembly/correction to ibjjf@ibjjf.com

    Professors please send email with the list to the email above.
  • Registration checkday

    May 28th, 2016

    Registration checkday

    Athletes and professors who requested a change/correction must check the competitors list to make sure that the correction requested was made correctly.

    At registration checkday IBJJF will only correct typing mistakes made by our staff, on the requests made by athletes and professors sent by the deadlines above.

    New corrections requests will not be made on this day.

    If you have any problem with your registration correction, send an e-mail to ibjjf@ibjjf.com


    Deadline for emails is 5PM Event local time.
  • Schedule release date

    May 31st, 2016

    Schedule release date

    On this date IBJJF will be releasing the final schedule. Time of release will depend upon tournament's organization.
  • Brackets release date

    May 31st, 2016

    Brackets release date

    The brackets will be available online at our website.

Belt & Age Divisions

Male:
Year of Birth Age division Belt
2000 Juvenile 1 White, Blue, Purple
1999 Juvenile 2 White, Blue, Purple
1998 and before Adult White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
1986 and before Master 1 White
1980 and before Master 2 White
 
Female:
Year of Birth Age division Belt
2000 Juvenile 1 White, Blue, Purple
1999 Juvenile 2 White, Blue, Purple
1998 and before Adult White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black

Open Class

Athletes who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd are eligible to register for the Open Class bracket.
Juvenile blue and purple belts will have two open class divisions; Open Class Light, from rooster to lightweight and Open Class Heavy, from middle to ultra-heavyweight.

Exceptions:

White Belts (all weight divisions) - There will not be an open class for these divisions.
Black Belt Adult - All athletes are eligible to compete in open class.

How to register?

The athletes who are willing to register for the open class may do so at the event’s open class registration table. Athletes must register in Open Class within 15 minutes after receiving their medal awards. There will be a registration deadline for the black belt adult division, which will be posted alongside the event’s schedule. Athletes will not be able to register for the open class division after its registration deadline.

- Black Belt Adults registered for the open class that do not show up (fail to check in) will be disqualified from their weight division brackets.

Important Info

• Refer to the schedule link in order to know when you should be at the event and inside the warm up area.
Click here for information on the computer management system used for this event.
• It is mandatory to have an official government photo ID at all times.
• The official weight measurements of this event is in POUNDS.

Refund Policy:

The registration fee is non-refundable.
Exemption: Athletes who are alone in their bracket are eligible to receive a full refund of the registration fee if they contact ibjjf@ibjjf.com and request to withdraw their name from the competition prior to the end of the appointed event registration check day.

Others:

• Black belt adult division athlete's will need to bring one royal blue GI and one white GI to use for Quarter-Final, Semi-Final and Final matches.
• Athletes will receive a complimentary event t-shirt which they should pick up at the event. All shirts should be picked up at the event's shirt booth.
• Athletes who place in 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their division will receive a medal at the event. All the medals should be picked up at the event's podium.
• Each team can only have two athletes in the same division bracket (of age/weight/belt). If your team has more than 2 athletes in the same division, the professor needs to email ibjjf@ibjjf.com prior to professor's correction deadline in order to create different teams for the same academy. This rule does not prevent you from registering for the event.
• There will be four trophies awarded for this event:
Novice
Adult Male
Adult Female
Juvenile
• Any false information provided during registration such as, but not limited to, DOB, may lead to immediate disqualification. Such actions are subject to suspension or even banishment from future IBJJF events.
• If you are alone on your bracket you can contact ibjjf@ibjjf.com till the day before registration check day and request a change on your registration. IBJJF does not guarantee that the division you want to be moved to will have another competitor at the day of the event.
• We try to accommodate as many athletes as possible in our events, but there is a limit on the number of athletes in order to guarantee a high quality event.
• IBJJF reserves the right to close registration when we reach full capacity, or on the day of the appointed event registration deadline, whichever comes first.
• We strongly suggest that athlete registration is finalized before making any travel arrangements.
• Athletes 18 years old or younger, which have previously worn a belt from a belt rank that no longer exist for his/her current age range, according to the IBJJF Graduation System, will only be allowed to compete in a belt rank that matches that athlete's current age group.
• Before each fight, athletes will be asked to show their valid form of photo identification(ID) to the officials. Make sure you have it on hand.
• Signs/flags may not be larger than 11" x 17" (28cm x 44cm) in dimension.
• This tournament is organized by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.

Please click here to download a copy of the event poster.
Media personnel may submit an application for the event by clicking here.

Courses

There will be an IBJJF Rules Seminar offered on June 2nd at the Walter Pyramid beginning at 10am sharp. Click here for more information and pre-registration.
Location:
Walter Pyramid - Long Beach State University
1250 N. Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach
CA
USA
90840
Prices: With 2016 Membership

$95.00 (USD) until February 26th, 2016
$115.00 (USD) until March 25th, 2016
$130.00 (USD) until May 24th, 2016

Without 2016 Membership

$97.00 (USD) until February 26th, 2016
$120.00 (USD) until March 25th, 2016
$135.00 (USD) until May 24th, 2016

* registration fee includes one (1) free event shirt + one (1) free issue of GracieMag

Spectator Entrance Fee:
Jun 1st* - 3rd: $12.00 (USD)
Jun 4th - 5th: $15.00 (USD)

Ranking:
7-Star_Tournament Ranking